A murder case has been registered against the two policemen and a civilian for carrying out a fake encounter in Orangi Town earlier this month.
On April 17, two young men were shot dead in a fake encounter on MPR Road in Orangi Town, within the limits of Pirabad police station. Police officials had claimed that both the deceased, identified as Naseer and Imran by their families. were in fact criminals and were looting passers-by when they were killed in an encounter with the police personnel, who were on routine patrol in the area. The personnel had claimed to have seized two pistols and a motorcycle from the suspects.
Questions were raised regarding the police’s claims, however, after a private news channel aired the footage of the killings, which showed uniformed personnel and a civilian next to a white, Karachi-registered Suzuki Mehran. It was apparent from the footage that the personnel did not find anything illegal from the victims. As the uniformed personnel frisked the two suspects, the footage captured the plainclothes personnel open fire into the air. The next scene showed the victims’ bodies in an ambulance.
After the footage was released, an investigation team was formed under the supervision of the District West SSP Irfan Baloch to investigate the matter.